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Happiness – Is it real?


Do you ever wonder what true happiness is? Is it a generalisation of our lives or a fleeting emotion in our lives in any given moment? I was boarding a plane recently and was watching a child. The joy and happiness she was displaying was infectious and yet Less than 30 minutes later she was so distraught it made your heart break for both herself and her parents. Did this mean this child no longer had happiness in her life or was this just a moment? Shortly afterwards I saw a post from a friend on Facebook shouting to the world how content and happy she was with her life. A week later her life had crumbled around her. In a matter of days, her world had changed. Did this mean she would no longer experience happiness in her life or was this to just a moment, however long that moment lasts? Whatever had changed in her world was this going to determine her future happiness? Maybe, but Happiness was there once and would absolutely return if she was open to new possibilities.
I look around and see people who have so much wealth and opportunity but how much happiness do they experience?
So what is happiness and is it real? For me, I define happiness as moments in my day, week or even month. It is an emotion that I welcome and can flit in and out at any given moment. I can be down one minute and then do something simple like go for a walk on my property and come back so grateful for that experience. Simple things like watching the dog fall into the dam, giving the horses next door a cuddle, watching ducks with their babies or feeling the sunlight on my face all give me happiness. Had anything changed in my immediate world? No, my problems and worries were still there but for just that moment, I experienced happiness. It is so important to create these moments in our days otherwise we lose faith that our lives will get better. Faith is the belief beyond all doubt that things will change. When we bury ourselves in negativity then we develop a negative thought pattern and it becomes more and more difficult to recognise and be grateful for those moments.
I have a sign above my door to my office that reminds me “happiness is a decision”. It is our experiences that create happiness. It is important to acknowledge the little things that bring a smile or laughter to our world because it is all too easy to wallow in our reality and for some their reality can be painful. Whether you have a bad relationship, financial struggle or hate your job, you can still experience happiness. I promise you, if you acknowledge those moments when they happen, your overall outlook on life will improve and you will make a conscious effort to create more.

“Happiness is not just wishful thinking but rather a moment to be experienced“

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Take a Moment

Here is a beautiful video reminding us to just STOP. Make time everyday, even if it is only for 5 minutes to go outside, close your eyes and take in everything around you. Be surprised by the sounds of nature, the chorus from the birds or the noise that a breeze makes rustling through the trees. Just STOP and surrender yourself for 5 minutes.
Give yourself this gift of time.
I promise you will feel good!!

This video is a promotion video for the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia and it is where I live. I thought it was appropriate for this post. ENJOY :)

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More on Goals

Lorna Jane is an inspirational Australian business woman who has built a successful active wear clothing line as well as being a good motivator.

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Love Life

For those of you that love to get out there, exercise and eat right here is a video you might find inspiring. (4.18)

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Simple times

I remember as a child when I use to get caught in the rain in summer and just loved it.

When I walked home from school, I had to walk along the main road for about a km with huge trucks speeding past. When it was raining I use to walk as close to the curb as safely possible so that the splash from the trucks hitting the puddles would soak me. I remember running and jumping into deep mud puddles and laughing. It was FREEDOM in its simplest form.

I wasn’t worried about what my hair looked like or if my uniform got wrinkled (that was mum’s problem), or even what people thought and trust me there were plenty of disapproving looks going on. There was no-one to impress. Just myself and nature

This was a time in my life when life was simple. Simple needs, simple fun and simple joys.

This image reminds me of that time. I hope you enjoy it!


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The Law of the Garbage truck

A client of mine sent this into me at work as he thought it would be relevant to my site.
I think it is fabulous and Yes, I am working towards learning this lesson

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of the parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded and missed the other car by just inches!. The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My Taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really nice and friendly.

So I asked “why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital”?

This is where I learned what I now call “The Law of the garbage truck”

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Saving for a goal

Unless you make a commitment and start putting in place the arrangements you need to achieve a goal then it will more than likely always remain a “one day” scenario.
How many times do we say to a friend? ” We should organise a catch up“ and a year down the track it still hasn’t happened. Just about everyone I know does this at some stage.
How often do we wish for a certain item and think one day I am going to buy that and years later you are still waiting?
Whether it is a date to catch up with friends or purchase a new item this article will hopefully give you the tools to help you get started.

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Happy New Year – About a Jar

This is a beautiful idea and similar to one that I have practiced for many years.
By keeping these little snippets it significantly helps to raise your awareness of all the good things that happen in our lives every day and hopefully shift your focus from negative events or things to more positive thoughts. They don’t have to be huge life changing events but simple things like a compliment from a stranger or scoring the last item on sale. Running late for an appointment and then wrangling a car park right out front. All the little ways that help to make our day just a little better.

This is for 2013 but is relevant for any year. Enjoy
This is not my idea but I came across it through Facebook. Great idea to the person who thought of it. :)

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The other side of the coin

I found this reflection on the internet and thought it was worth posting. I am a firm believer in everything in our lives happen for a reason even though it is not clear at the time.
I have referenced the site here: http://www.thylacineslair.com/index.html

The Other Side of the Coin

I am thankful….
For the taxes that I pay,
Because it means that I am employed.

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Life gets better


This is the link for the official channel for australia https://www.youtube.com/user/itgetsbetterau but you will find it is worldwide

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This is a great site to help support those that are being bullied or suffering. I hope for those of you that are affected that you can draw strength and inspiration from the videos. These are real people just like you and me that are fighting to make this world a better place

I hope this helps :) (4.18)